... Hi, I am new to this group.... Looking for some advise :)
Wow 4 days after surgery ?? My Dr. told me at least 3wks. My Surgery is scheduled for Sept 24th I have waited this long, so why not a bit longer ) after all I want to enjoy the rest of the SUMMER TIME !
I am VERY NERVOUS about this. But I Do Like And TRUST The Podiatrist who will be doing my surgery. ... (2 replies)
... I had a bunion surgery back in March which also required 2 screws. When I was about 8 weeks post op I also had similar complaints. ... (2 replies)
... days after surgery. Job requires lots of walking. Wore a soft boot for 6 weeks. Doc says bones have healed. 2 screws were installed. 8 wks post op scar and bunion site still very tender. ... (2 replies)
... I have not posted for awhile. I am still healing, swelling still. I continue to ice and keep feet up after work. Today I wore a pair of short diabetic socks and when I took them off my foot was itching all over especially on the top where the incision is. ... (0 replies)
... i went back to my consultant yesterday as still have a pain in my big toe joint. He X-rayed my foot again and has decided that he will remove the screws in three weeks time as one of them is possibly a little long and may have slightly moved since the swelling etc has gone. My foot has definately got better as the ball of my foot under my other toes doesnt hurt as much as it... (3 replies)
... ection. He said he would as a last resort remove this tiny bone but definatley not in the next 4 or 5 months as it takes a long time for things to settle after a bunion op so i must be patient. This is not what i expected but i will go with the avice. By he way the swelling improved hugely after 3 months. ... (3 replies)
... p with my foot out of the blanket, and the rest of me under the blanket. I have not been sleeping well. I get very overheated at night, I'm not used to wearing socks to bed even, and now with my foot all wrapped up I think I'm overheating. I get my foot back in two sleeps... ... (87 replies)
... turns out they were the "disolvable stitches" used inside, but showing through.. I'm now using a spacer and the shoe and can wear normal socks.. (40 replies)
... Yes, it hurt the first few days in shoes...and oh my, the swelling. In fact, I could get the shoe on, but getting it off was a whole different ball game. I will get better over time.....keep walking, I think that helped the most. I also wore two pairs of socks. (23 replies)
... hot lately, I brought a pair or Mary Jane crocs, and they are so comfortable, I can wear them with jeans and skirts, but I am prone to blisters so I have to wear socks or footsies. ... (23 replies)
... i hope you guys are useing compression socks for a regular shoe. keep trying to fit in your shoes. get a wider tennis shoes and try to wear shoes that tie right now so that compresses your foot. ... (23 replies)
... Yeah, the two sock thing is actually great...nice soft padding....look for the thickest ped socks avail at Target...they have a pink toe on them. Also GoldToe makes a really soft thick sock. ... (23 replies)
... and two socks on the other foot so that it fits well in the shoe. Right now that works for me. I don't even feel like I have shoes on they fit so well. ... (23 replies)
... ot to wear any tight fitting shoes or heels until the swelling was completely resolved. If swelling is still a problem though, you can probably get some type of socks or stockings that are fitted but allow for circulation. ... (6 replies)
... Hey DL, sounds like you are moving along very nicely, I am very happy for you. I am also going through the same thing with my ankle, it just seems so awfully weak from not moving it, using it, exercising it, etc. But, I take it slow, do some stretches and try to push it a little bit more each day. It's coming around. A few weeks ago, I could barely get myself downstairs,... (240 replies)
... they kind of massage your feet as you walk. However I need to get a size smaller and I have to wear socks otherwise I get blisters! I could feel it immediately happening near my incision. ... (240 replies)
... If you get a pair of shoes with a very comfortable sole and an open toe and adjustable straps on top (I got velcro Danskos) they should be able to fit both the big and the small foot, and a bonus is you'll still be able to wear them when your feet are back close to the same size. I know it's not so practical for winter, but it beats paying big bucks for 2 pairs of shoes! If... (4 replies)
... hi kath, i live in chicago, also the northern suburbs. my dr told me never to go barefoot as it can damage the feet in the future. (240 replies)
... right now. Way too cold for bare feet or surgical sandals! Can you wear some extra large, extra soft, extra warm socks with them? ... (240 replies)
Thank you all so much for replying and providing me with helpful advice.
With the NHS, we aren’t able to choose our surgeons and so we never know if we have the best, which can be very unfortunate.
The pain is what finally pushed me, some shoes are ok, especially trainers or skate shoes, but its not always ideal on certain occasions, plus it may sound trivial,... (17 replies)